MANTISES in METAL
Hand fabricated from brass bar stock and sheet brass
Geoffrey Haberman [geoffhaber]
Idolomantis diabolica adult male
Devil’s Flower Mantis
Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis
Hymenopus coronatus adult male
Art Nouveau Doors
(Photos uncredited as I collected them on my hard-drive a long time ago!)
…is a colorful species of Chlorocyphid damselfy (jewel) that occurs in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Nigeria and Uganda. It usually inhabits subtropical or tropical moist forests and is generally seen near freshwater rivers and streams. Like other damselflies C. cancellata is likely a predator and feeds mainly on small flying insects.
Violet-spotted Reef Lobster (Enoplometopus debelius)
Also known as Debelius’s Dwarf Reef Lobster, E. debelius is a species of reef lobster (not a true lobster but related) that occurs throughout the Pacific. E. debelius inhabits rocky/coral reefs and is mainly active at night.
Due to its bright coloration Enoplometopus debelius is very popular in the aquarium trade. It is currently unknown if the trade has any significant effects on its population.